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Rosen Trevithick

About Rosen Trevithick

Rosen was born in Cornwall. She studied psychology at Oxford before moving back to the West Country.

Readers have downloaded over a quarter of a million copies of Rosen's books. Several titles have broken into the Amazon charts, including a number 1 humorous fiction bestseller.

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Praise for Rosen Trevithick

- The Independent
"The best bit about the book for me, were the belly laughs it caused in my son …This is the first book where both of us have found it equally funny and for me the bonding experience I had with him as a result will never be forgotten. It was a wonderful experience."
- David Haynes (Author)
"Oh my goodness, what a laugh!"
- J. Allison
"The ups are oh so funny, the downs are quite heartbreaking. I am not ashamed to say I was in tears more than once. The last story just blew me away when I got to it. This is definitely the best collection of stories I've read in a long while and I'm sure I will read them again."
- J. Stacey (Amazon Top 1000 Reviewer)

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How to Promote Your Kindle Countdown Deal

Authors, if you're planning to run a Kindle Countdown promotion, do not expect a dramatic increase in visibility on Amazon without further promotion. There are already thousands of Countdown deals running. To stand out from the crowd, you will need to find other ways to inform readers that your book is on promotion.

Bargain Book Sites

Here are some sites that appear to list price drop promotions and their requirements.


Indie Book Bargains accept books priced up to £2.99. Those with good reviews will be prioritised. There's an option to check if your offer is a countdown deal. Please follow the instructions carefully.

flurriesofwords UK offer some cheap paid promotions for bargain books. Unfortunately the price guide on their UK page appears to be in US dollars. allows you to list discount books. offers paid promotional opportunities. The site appears to be under development. advertises bargain books, but we can't work out how to submit.

US accept books priced at 99c or lower. Your book will need to have at least 10 reviews and at least a 4 star rating.

Pixel of Ink accept submissions for books priced at 99c or lower. It appears to be free to submit. are currently accepting submissions for books priced at $2.99 and under. You will need a minimum of 10 reviews, with an average of 4.0 rating to qualify and they neither accept sex nor bad language. accept books priced up to $2.99 that are on time limited promotions. They require you to promote them before they will promote you. lists books up to $3.99, except on Sundays. offers guaranteed listings of 99c books for $10 and a similar service for books priced up to $5, also costing $10. They don't accept short stories and books must have a rating of at least 4 stars. appear to list 99c books in exchange for a like on Facebook. They also offer paid promotional opportunities.

Bookbub are currently one of the leading forces in promoting price drop promotions. However, this is reflected in the price. Promotions cost between $60 (£37) and $1,250 (£777) depending on your price and genre. run '99c Fridays'. It costs $20 to participate.

indiesunlimited.comrun 'Thrifty Thursdays' for 99c books. It appears to be free to submit. accept free submissions of books costing up to $5.99. You need to have at least five .com reviews to qualify.

Kindle Nation Daily have a range of pay-for services for authors. sells a variety of services which appear to apply to books on Countdown. has a submission form for 'Cheap Reads' (books up to $2.99) but I can't work out whether you have to pay for the listing without submitting the form.

Other Ways to Promote Your Deal

- Tweet, using relevant hashtags

- Facebook - try creating an image about your offer rather than just posting a link.

- Pinterest

- Google Plus

- Post in the UKAKF price drop thread.

- Post on Kindle Users Forum (but do pay attention to rules on self-promotion).

- Send an email to your mailing list.

- Update your blog.

Missing anybody? Please leave a comment below if you know of any additional sites that list Countdown promotions.

The information in this post is accurate to the best of our knowledge. If you know or any discrepancies, please let us know.


1 comment

29/04/2014 13:52
thomas parke says...

You can post your free and bargain kindle books available in the UK @UKBookPapa

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